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By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
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02 June 2010

Timeshare lawyer, David Sudeck, organized a great panel of vacation ownership experts who met earlier this month to discuss developments and opportunities for profit within the vacation ownership industry. David Sudeck, a senior member of our Global Hospitality Group® who focuses on vacation ownership issues, writes extensively on issues in this area. (See the section of HotelLawBlog.com devoted to Timeshare

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By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
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24 April 2010

Hotel Lawyer with some advice for investors in distressed notes and receivables involving timeshares, fractionals and vacation clubs. How to buy vacation ownership notes and receivables.

One of the most profitable endeavors for savvy lenders has been acquisition and development loans and consumer receivable financing for vacation ownership projects — timeshare, fractional and vacation club projects. For various reasons that have little to do with the continuing sound fundamentals and continuing consumer demand for such project, the biggest lenders in this area have essentially stopped lending to deal with their other problems. And recently, some opportunistic investors have sought our advice on some potentially exciting loans being sold at a fair discount.

Due diligence is the caveat. (See What have we learned from “The Crash of 2008″? There are no shortcuts for due diligence! There is great opportunity here, but also significant risk that can be ferreted out and analyzed to provide great confidence about the investment. In this article, my colleague and timeshare lawyer David Sudeck, a senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®, shares some of his insights on this subject.

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By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com
22 February 2010

Under the Bush Administration, the Department of Justice issued proposed modifications to the ADA regulations that would increase the obligations of certain commercial property owners and operators under the ADA Accessibility Guidelines and include time share developments within the definition of “public accommodations.” These amendments, if passed in their current proposed form, may impose significant burden on an industry that cannot realistically comply with certain operating requirements meant to ensure accessibility within the transient hospitality world. This at a time when time share is already hurting.

After President Obama was elected, the proposed modifications were placed on hold. We expect that before the modifications to the ADA are passed, the Department of Justice will issue a Notice of Proposed Rule Making and open another comment period. This may occur soon, so you should get and stay informed about the proposed modifications now before you need to comply with new burdensome regulations.

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By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com
29 March 2009

Hotel Lawyer and Timeshare Lawyer in Orlando at the ARDA Conference.

Hotel Lawyer: Exit strategies of repositioning can create ADA issues you need to watch. Timeshare lawyer David Sudeck is in Orlando at the ARDA Conference right now, comparing notes with others in the timeshare business. Many see conversion of hotel or condo projects to timeshare as an alternate exit strategy for their investment, but are missing some important issues, as he writes for www.HotelLawBlog.com.

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By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com
5 January 2009

To say the least, the last year has been a very “interesting” one. Here are our picks for “The Best from HotelLawBlog.com” from 2008. There are some classic pieces here!

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By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com
24 November 2008

Even the ARDA Conference in Washington, DC last week reflected the gloomy financial crisis when our timeshare guru, David Sudeck, was there. The usually ebullient crowds were more subdued than normal. In fact, one gentleman in the elevator commented that he considered wearing a noose rather than a tie around his neck at the conference. Ironically, the demand for all flavors of timeshare, fractional, vacation ownership and clubs seems remarkably resilient given the current situation, but the wholesale absence of financing does present some serious problems.

If you missed David’s last report (See Hotel and Timeshare Lawyer insights on special implications of “the downturn” for Vacation Ownership), this is the critical follow-up on how vacation ownership developers can protect themselves.

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By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com
10 November 2008

Hospitality Lawyer — What does the Financial Crisis mean for vacation ownership projects?
As you may have read in a previous article or press release, David Sudeck recently joined JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group as a hotel lawyer to head up our timeshare and vacation ownership practice. He is a real veteran on the team for these issues. (See “Hotel & Timeshare Lawyer Joins JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® team“).

David has started writing and posting his own series of articles on vacation ownership. You can access these timeshare and vacation resources under the “Timeshare” TOPIC — one of the tabs at the top — at www.HotelLawBlog.com. You can also just go to http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/timeshare/.

Vacation ownership products (including timeshares, fractional interests, and private residence clubs) have an increasingly important role in the development and repositioning of hotels and resorts, but as the Financial Crisis has gone global, there are some special implications for the industry which David writes about in this timely article.

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By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com
28 October 2008

Hospitality Lawyer with the fundamentals of vacation ownership. Vacation ownership, timeshare, fractional and clubs have increasingly important roles in hotel and resort development, and repositioning, but as the Panic of 2008 has gone global, we may also find ourselves addressing these projects in workouts, receiverships and bankruptcies. It’s time for all of us to dust off the cobwebs and be sure we understand this critical component of our industry.

The hotel lawyers at JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® are fortunate to have David Sudeck heading up the timeshare and vacation resort practice for us. He is a real veteran on the team for these issues. (See “Hotel & Timeshare Lawyer Joins JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® team“).

So given these interesting times, I asked David if he would put together a series of articles on a spectrum of timeshare topics and he readily agreed. Here is the first in David’s “Vacation Ownership 101″ series. You will also be able to access timeshare and vacation resources under the “Timeshare” TOPIC — one of the tabs at the top — at www.HotelLawBlog.com. You can also just go to http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/timeshare/.

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By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com
15 October 2008

The Hospitality Lawyers at JMBM enthusiastically welcome David Sudeck as a new Senior Member of the Global Hospitality Group® focusing on timeshare and fractional projects. This is one of the strongest segments of the hospitality industry that keeps on going, so we are very happy to have David Sudeck to take responsibility for this area of our practice. Here is the press release that says it all . . .

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